School Project Resources

Murphy School: Health and the Human Body

Here is a list of websites that you can use to help complete your project.

The Human Body

 

How the Body Works

Click on a body part to watch movies, take quizzes, read articles, solve wordfinds, and do activities-- all about the parts of your body!

 

How the Body Works: Movies

Watch these movies to learn about the systems that run the complicated machine called your body!

 

Human Body for Kids

The human body for kids information includes an awesome range of free games, fun experiments, science fair projects, interesting facts, amazing videos, challenging quizzes and more!

A Look Inside the Human Body

On this site, you can take a closer look at the major systems of the human body and how they work.

The Virtual Body

Explore the human body virtually!

Body Parts

Get a tour of the human body with a guide who shows you the functions of each system.

 

The Body Systems

 

Discovery Kids: The Body Systems

Learn about the Muscular System, the Endocrine System, the Nervous System, the Digestive System, and the Cardiovascular System.

Arnold’s Missing Organs Game

A game to help figure out which body parts are missing for different body systems.

The 11 Human Body Systems

Brief explanation on the 11 body systems.

 

The Circulatory System

My Body: Heart and Blood

Explore the body virtually.

 

How Your Heart Works

Information about how the heart works and the anatomy of the heart. Includes information about the flow of blood, blood supply and interesting facts.

The Human Circulatory System and the Heart

Explains the circulatory system and the different parts of the circulatory system and the heart.

The Blood – A Lesson and Game

Learn about blood and play at the same time.

 

The Digestive System

My Body: Digesting Food

An explanation of the process on how bodies digest food.

 

The Digestive System Animation

Get information on the different body parts that help the digestion process learn that body parts job, get facts and more information.

Digestive System Explanation Animation

Follow food through the digestive process, get information on the how different food digest.

Explore Your Digestive System

Explore the different parts of the digestive system and answer interesting questions about each part.

The Digestive System – A Lesson and Game

Learn about the digestive system and play at the same time.

 

The Nervous System

My Body: Brain

An explanation of the parts of the brain and how it works.

The Brain and Senses

Get information on how the brain processes everyday things like sight, hearing and touch.

Brain & Nerves – A Lesson and Game

Learn about the brain and nerves and play at the same time.

 

The Muscular System

My Body: Muscles

An explanation on how muscles work.

Muscles

Explains the different type of muscles that are in the human body.

 

Muscles of the Human Body

Explains all the different muscles and where they connect in the human body.   This site also labels where all of the different muscles are that help move the body.

Muscles – A Lesson and Game

Learn about the muscles and play at the same time.

 

The Respiratory System

Lungs and Breathing

An explanation on how your lungs work.

Respiratory System

Explains the different parts of the respiratory system.

 

About Your Lungs

Interactive information about your lungs and an animation on how your respiratory system works.  Also has different lessons and facts.

Respiratory System: A Lesson and Game

Learn about the respiratory system and play at the same time.

 

The Skeletal System

My Body: Bones

An explanation about the body’s bones and how they work.

Your Bones

Information about the bones of the body and different types of bones throughout the body.

The Skeleton

Explains the different parts of the skeletal system and the different types of bones.

 

Skeletal System

Information on the different parts of the body and the bones that make up that section.  (e.g. spine, ribs, arms, etc.)

The Human Skeleton

Explains the different bones that make up the body.

Bits and Bones: A Guide to the Human Skeleton

Information on what the skeletal system does and the different bones in the body.

 

 

 

Round Lake Middle School 1980's Project

Here is a list of websites that you can use to help complete your project.

A tip: Look through these sites for ideas and then find books in the library to compliment the information from the websites.


Articles about the 1980's:

 

American Cultural History – 1980’s

A broad look at the 1980’s and what the popular trends were as well as what happened in the United States during this time.

 

The People History – 1980’s

An examination of different categories in the 1980’s such as technology, sports and events that took place.

The 1980’s

Information about events, people, popular culture, and more that took place during the 1980’s.

History of Film in the 1980’s

A look at the changes in film and their stars during the 1980’s.

 

Articles about the 1980's:

1980’s Timeline

This website provides information on events that happened during the 1980s.

Fashion Trends of the 1980’s

This website talks about the fashion trends of the 1980’s.

Billboard Number One Hits from 1980-1989

Number One Singles of the 1980’s

The number one hits of the 80’s listed by date of being a number one hit and the year.

Top 10 Cars of 1983

Top 10 Cars of 1984

Top 10 Cars of 1985

Top 10 Cars of 1986

Top 10 Cars of 1987

Top 10 Cars of 1988

Top 10 Cars of 1989

 

 

Ranks the top 10 cars for each year starting with 1983.

Top 100 Movies of the 1980’s

Top 100 greatest movies of the 1980’s.

The 1980 Summer Olympics

The 1980 Winter Olympics

The 1984 Summer Olympics

The 1984 Winter Olympics

The 1988 Summer Olympics

The 1988 Winter Olympics

The Olympics from 1950-1980s

 

 

Information about the Olympics that took place in 1980s.

 

 

 

Round Lake Middle School 1990's Project

Here is a list of websites that you can use to help complete your project.

A tip: Look through these sites for ideas and then find books in the library to compliment the information from the websites. 

 

Articles about the 1990's:

 

American Cultural History – 1990’s

A broad look at the 1990’s and what the popular trends were as well as what happened in the United States in many different categories during this time.

The People History – 1990’s

A look at different categories in the 1990’s such as technology, sports and events that took place.

The 1990’s

Information about events, people, popular culture, etc. that took place during the 1990’s.

History of Film in the 1990’s

A look at the changes in film and their stars during the 1990’s.

 

Lists of Pop Culture from the 1990's:

1990’s Timeline

Gives information on events that happened during the 1990s.

Fashion Trends of the 1990’s

Talks about the fashion trends of the 1990’s.

Top 100 Songs of the 1990’s

Ranks the top 100 songs of the 1990’s – based on judgments of quality and not sales figures or radio airplay.

Top 10 Cars of the 1990’s

Ranks the top 10 cars for each year during the 1990’s.

Top 100 Movies of the 1990’s

Top 100 greatest movies of the 1990’s.

The Presidents of the 1990’s

This site gives information about the Presidents of the 1990’s.

 

 

 

Murphy School Wildlife Project

 

eNature: America’s Wildlife Resource

This site is a wonderful resource for information on wild animals and plants of the United States. The site has information on over 6,000 individual species and has won numerous awards.

 

National Wildlife Federation

This site is produced by America's largest conservation organization and has tons of information about animals found all over the country.

 

Exploring Nature Education Resource

This site is FULL of fun and educational information. There are resources for plants & animals, planet Earth and even science terms. Not only is there all of that, but there are games too!

 

 

Students for the Environment

This site, brought to you by the Environmental Protection Agency, has tons of fun stuff. There's plant and wildlife information, games and quizzes, homework resources and even student blog posts. Check it out!

 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

This site is full of information about natural resources, including wildlife; that is specific to Illinois.

 

 

Directory of Illinois Wildlife

Check out this list for a full rundown of the mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians that inhabit Illinois. You can even learn about some of the animals that used to live in Illinois, but no longer do!

 

 

Murphy School Presidents Project

 

 

The Presidents

The American Experience presents feature sites on Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Truman, the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, and Reagan. Information about politics, foreign affairs, and the legacy each of these presidents left.

 

Presidents of the United States

Learn about specific presidents at this site from the Internet Public Library. All 44 U.S. Presidents are represented here.

American History Activities

Fun hands-on presidential activities!

                    President of the United States

Learn more about each President with these short biographies.

Social Studies for Kids – U.S. Presidents

This site has tons of awesome links to great resources about U.S. Presidents.

Presidential Pop Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Presidents! See if you can beat your high score!

If You Were President

How would you run the country if YOU were President?

Name that President

Look at the picture and try to guess which President it is. This game has ten questions.

 

Murphy School Newbery Assignment

Here is a list of all of the past Newbery winners.

Here is a booklist with book descriptions so you can choose a Newbery book that interests you!

 

 

Murphy School Holiday Project

Holiday Websites Resource Sheet

 

 

Murphy School Science Fair Projects and Inventor Projects

Science Fair Websites: 

 

 

Science Fair Project Resource Guide

 

This is an extensive Resource Guide that is managed by the Internet Public Library. Resources are broken into four categories: Getting Started, Choosing a Topic, Completing the Project, and Displaying Your Project. There is a multitude of great websites under each topic. There is also a Need More Help? Section with: The Scientific Method, Hints & Tips, and Tools & Research and a guide on how to use the Resource Guide.

 

Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers, and Tools

A Science Fair Project Guide with tons of information on how to choose a science fair project topic, how to execute a science fair project and much more.

 

Science Fair Project Ideas

Science fair project ideas with a Project Ideas Directory and a Topic Selection Wizard which gives you a brief survey and then recommends projects that are best for you!

 

 

JVC’s Science Fair Projects

Janice VanCleave’s (author of 50 best-selling science experiment books) website which is packed with tons of Science Fair topics, ideas, experiments, and winning displays for all age ranges.

 

 

Science Fair Central

Discovery Education’s Science Fair Central Website which is similar to the IPL’s Science Fair Resource Guide. Has a Getting Started section, a Science Fair Projects section, and a Science Fair Presentations section.

 

Science Fair Tips

This site contains good tips on how to select a topic for your science project, how to prevent becoming stressed by your project timeline, and how to present your science project.

 

Exploratorium: Science Snacks

Contains science experiments in 16 categories sponsored by the San Francisco Exploratorium : the Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception.

 

Hands-On Science Experiments by Age

This extensive site has tons of Science Fair project ideas for preschoolers through high school along with background on how to use your noggin’ to answer science fair questions.

 

Science Bob’s Science Fair Ideas

Contains lots of Science Fair ideas and resources as well as information about the Scientific Method.

 

Science Fair Books:

Titles are linked to the library's catalog. Click on the title of the book to see if it is currently available at the library.

Championship Science Fair Projects: 100 Sure-to-win Experiments

Sudipta Bardham-Quallen

J507 BAR

The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects

Julianne Blair Bochinski

J507.8 BOC

The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition

Joanna Cole

J508 COL

Everything You Need for Simple Science Fair Projects, Grades 3-5

Robert Friedhoffer

J507.8 FRI

50 Nifty Super More Science Fair Projects

Natalie Goldstein

J507.8 GOL

Science Fair Success Secrets

Bill Haduch

507.8 HAD

Science Fair: Developing A Successful and Fun Project

Maxine Haren Iritz

507 IRI

MythBusters Science Fair Book

Samantha Margles

J507.8 MAR

Prize-Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious Kids

Joe Rhatigan

J507.8 RHA

Science Fair Success with Scents, Aromas, and Smells

Thomas R. Rybolt

J507.8 RYB

Science Fairs: Ideas and Activities

World Book Encyclopedia

J507.8 SCI

More Simple Science Fair Projects, Grades 3-5

Salvatore Tocci

J507.8 TOC

Janice VanCleave’s Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects

Janice Pratt Van Cleave

507.8 VAN

Science Fair Handbook

Danna Voth

J507.8 VOT

View and print a PDF version of the Science Fair resources here.

  

Inventors Websites:

Zoom Inventors and Inventions

Enchanted Learning developed this online database with tons of inventions and inventors listed in alphabetical order.  The listings include annotations and many have pictures as well.

Innovative Lives

Profiles of 26 inventors/inventions for such items as the pacemaker, solar shingles, and colored cotton. Focuses primarily on recent inventions.

Inventors and Inventions Internet Scavenger Hunt

 

Answer Key

This is a fun scavenger hunt about inventors and inventions that is conducted solely on the internet. Happy hunting!

 

Inventing Modern America

Profiles the life and work of 35 innovators through qualities such as vision, courage and perseverance. Includes fun games and links.

Famous Inventions and Discoveries

Timeline of some well-known inventions and discoveries.

 

 

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Inventors Hall of Fame Database that allows a search by inventor, invention, induction date, and by decade. Search results include bio, invention impact, and picture of inventor (if available) among other information. Can also search through alphabetical list by inventors last name, first name.

 

Spotlight Biography: Inventors

Created by the Smithsonian, this site offers short biographies and a list of web resources for particular inventors.

 

 

Forgotten Inventors

PBS created this site that focuses on inventors throughout history that may have been forgotten. The inventor of the can opener, blue jeans, and the Frisbee, among others, are highlighted on this interesting site.

 

Inventors Books:

Titles are linked to the library's catalog. Click on the title of the book to see if it is currently available at the library.

Women Inventors

Jean F. Blashfield

J609 BLA v.1

Louis Braille: Inventor

Jennifer Bryant

JB BRA

Outward Dreams: Black Inventors and Their Inventions

James Haskins

J609.22 HAS

Five Notable Inventors

Wade Hudson

J609.22 HUD

American Inventors of the 20Century

Laura S. Jeffrey

J609.2 JEF

Alexander Graham Bell

Paul Joseph

JB BEL

Thomas Edison

Paul Joseph

JB EDI

The Wright Brothers

Paul Joseph

JB WRI

Benjamin Franklin

Paul Joseph

JB FRA

Eli Whitney, Great Inventor

Jean Lee Latham

JB WHI

Inventors

Martin W. Sandler

J609.2 SAN

The A to Z of Inventions and Inventors

Pennie Stoyles

J608 STO v.3

African American Inventors

Otha Richard Sullivan

J609.2 SUL

Hooray for Inventors!

Marcia Williams

J609.2 WIL

View and print a PDF version of the Inventors resources here.

 

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